Sayyadina LLC

Sayyadina LLC

Sayyadina LLC is a performing arts company that works to inspire compassion and understanding through film and TV featuring women leadership and multiculturalism, championing each person's strength, value, and worth. Sayyadina LLC creates mixed-Asian female leads in all of the content written and produced.

Sayyadina LLC

Sayyadina LLC is a performing arts company that works to inspire compassion and understanding through film and TV featuring women leadership and multiculturalism, championing each person's strength, value, and worth. Sayyadina LLC creates mixed-Asian female leads in all of the content written and produced.

About the Organization:

Sayyadina LLC is a performing arts company that works to inspire compassion and understanding through film and TV featuring women leadership and multiculturalism, championing each person's strength, value, and worth. Sayyadina LLC creates mixed-Asian female leads in all of the content written and produced.

organizational budget

$0 - $50,000

existence for

0-5 Years

The Issue:

We'd all love to see more AAPIs in Hollywood on screen! Asian-Americans, particularly AAPI females, are underrepresented in mainstream media. According to research from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, 39% of the films studied between 2007 and 2019 had zero Asian and Pacific Islander characters - and this figure jumped to 59% specifically for Asian and Pacific Islander girls and women. Research also shows that only 44 films featured an AAPI lead or co-lead, 14 of which were Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and only six of those were female – and none were older than 40 years old, and none were part of the LGBTQ community. AAPIs tend to be portrayed as the model minority or 'fetishized' in cinema. The film we aspire to produce had a major production company and talent attached, but faced feedback that some didn't see how "an Asian female lead can open the box office."

The Solution:

Our solution is to create an independent feature film, using an existing proof of concept, that stars an Asian/mixed-Asian female lead! Here’s the story: POLE BOSS is about a hedge fund analyst who begrudgingly joins a bubbly heiress in a pole dance competition, in hope of winning her investment. It’s about being a woman in the very male world of finance, who finds herself caught up in the feminine world of pole dance - and what happens when these two worlds collide.
It’s about a squad of girls, like the PITCH PERFECT of pole dance. It’s a fun, PG-13 dance comedy. Think MISS CONGENIALITY meets MAGIC MIKE. It’s the first, athletic pole dance movie. It’s also from a female perspective and has NOTHING to do with stripping. Just to set your expectations ;)
MAGIC MIKE made 24x it's $7M budget (earned $167M worldwide) - consider an Asian-led film with a high return!

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